What’s the difference between car design and plastic surgery? When you redo a car, you want people to notice, but when you “get work done,” you don’t. Keeping with the latter, Acura seems to have taken the Brentwood housewife approach when redesigning its third-generation MDX. It looks more or less just like the last one, albeit with softer contours and a row of LED headlamps. Alas, it is new, and in pretty much every way, it’s better than before.
The interior, for example, is gorgeous. The front seats are delightfully comfortable, materials are excellent and the sound system is spectacular and reads every conceivable kind of media (except for your old Debbie Gibson cassettes—sorry).